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Single-Family Housing Permits Authorized in Maine

February 2014

141

February 2013

129

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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July 21, 2013

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July 21, 2013

Charles Lawton: Don't get me wrong: Retirees rule



July 21, 2013

Is Barbie showing her age?

 Perhaps. But the often controversial 54-year-old is still No. 1 in the doll world.

July 21, 2013

Avoiding technology costs time, money

Josh Morton But 86% of small firms still rely on word of mouth and customer referrals.

July 21, 2013

Maine company reclaims sunken logs Several photos included in this story

 Maine Heritage Timber Co. retrieves the logs from a 1,000-acre lake in Millinocket for wood flooring, wainscoting and furniture.